Here is what Baby Girl Schaab is up to according to www.babycenter.com
Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb.
Your baby is continuing to gain weight, but the next several weeks will be when he/she really begins to fill out. Lanugo, or the fine hair that covers your baby’s body, may darken at this point allowing it to be seen on an ultrasound. Your baby is also beginning to look more like it will at birth.If you're interested in what the dad's guide to pregnancy says about size this week, click here. Just in time for the playoffs! Too bad the Bears aren't in!
Total weight gain/loss: + 11.5 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yes and loving them!
Sleep: Waking up a couple times a night with a lot of tossing and turning.
Best moment this week: Seeing Baby Girl Schaab at the Ultrasound last Monday. It's truly an amazing sight and I'm sad that this was our last one... unless we have a complication (I prefer not).
Movement: She is quite the active little girl. She seems to be most active at night time however I've been feeling her a lot more during the day... especially when I'm talking for long periods of time or reading at school. She also always moves when Mike talks to her at night time.
Food cravings: Oatmeal with Dark Chocolate Chips and bananas. I also still will eat any fresh fruit... especially if it's cut up for me.
Labor Signs: Not yet. :)
Belly Button in or out? In - however it's starting to become shallow...
What I miss: My back not hurting.
What I am looking forward to: Seeing the baby kick and my belly move. She kicks pretty strong sometimes, however I haven't been able to "see" it outside of my belly yet.
I'm also looking forward to the new Yes to Carrots Baby line. They must really like me to be rolling this out just in time for Baby Girl Schaab. I hoping to see it in stores soon!
Milestones: Mike and I finalized a contract on a house this weekend (finally!). Baby Girl Schaab will be not be coming home to our house in Morton Grove. Mike and I are closing on our new house on Walnut in Park Ridge on March 3rd. We are very excited about moving into a bigger house and having more room for our growing family. It will be great to get in and start "nesting" in the new house as well as get the baby's nursery going. Check out the picture below!
We are hoping to move in mid- March, after we have some painting and small things done around the house. We also need to get our house on the market - which we have been working really hard on "staging" our home (Mike's been doing all of the hard stuff while I just pack). After some painting next weekend, we'll be ready to put Church Street on the market - just in time for the Super Bowl Spring Real Estate rush (I didn't know this existed, but I guess it does). Keep your fingers crossed that everything works out!